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More details may be found in the <a href="">release notes</a>.<br><a href="">Build 5</a> of the JDK 19 <a href="">early-access builds</a> was also made available this past week, featuring <a href="">updates</a> from Build 4 that include fixes to various <a href="">issues</a>.<br>For JDK 18 and JDK 19, developers are encouraged to report bugs via the <a href="">Java Bug Database</a>.<br>On his weekly <a href="">Inside Java Newscast</a>, <a href="">Nicolai Parlog</a>, Java developer advocate at Oracle, presented the <a href="">plans for Java in 2022</a> where he focused on the four main Java projects: <a href="">Amber</a>, <a href="">Loom</a>, <a href="">Panama</a>, and <a href="">Valhalla</a>. He provided background and current status for each project and the <a href="">JEPs</a> related to each one.<br>Over at Spring, the team provided point, milestone and service releases for <a href="">Spring Framework</a> and <a href="">Spring Data</a> this past week.<br>Spring Framework 5.3.15 and 6.0.0-M2 have been <a href="">released</a> featuring <a href="">17 bug fixes and documentation improvements</a> for version 5.3.15. For version 6.0.0-M2, <a href="">six additional bug fixes</a> for the 6.0 release train were made available with new features that include: remove an unnecessary check in the <strong><code>isBridgedCandidateFor()</code></strong> method of the <strong><code>BridgeMethodResolver</code></strong> class; and stop defining a TaskScheduler bean in the <strong><code>WebSocketConfigurationSupport</code></strong> class.<br>On the road to Spring Data 2022.0.0 and 2021.2.0, the <a href="">first milestone releases</a> have been made available. <a href="">Version 2022.0.0-M1</a>, codenamed Turing, is the first release in the Spring Data 3.0 release train featuring migration to the Jakarta EE 9 APIs and will require JDK 17+. <a href="">Version 2021.2.0</a>, codenamed Raj, features dependency upgrades and direct projections for <a href="">Spring Data MongoDB</a>, <a href="">Spring Data for Cassandra</a>, and <a href="">Spring Data Neo4j</a>.<br>Spring Data 2021.1 SR1 and 2021.0 SR8, both <a href="">service releases</a>, were made available to include bug fixes and dependency upgrades to the corresponding versions of Spring Data subprojects such as <a href="">Spring Data JDBC</a>, <a href="">Spring Data Elasticsearch</a>, and <a href="">Spring Data Redis</a>.<br>Quarkus 2.6.2.Final, a <a href="">maintenance release</a>, was made available by Red Hat. Besides the usual bug fixes and improvements in documentation, this new release features the return of <a href="">Kogito</a>, a cloud-native business automation tool that had temporarily suffered from infrastructure issues for the release of Quarkus 2.6. Further details may be found in the <a href="">changelog</a>.<br><a href="">Quarkus Insights</a>, a weekly podcast covering topics about all things Quarkus, will be facilitating their <a href="">semi-annual Q&amp;A session</a> for developers on Monday, January 17, 2022. Dubbed &quot;<em><a href="">Ask (Quark)us Anything</a></em>,&quot; developers may submit questions ahead-of-time via the <a href="">GitHub Discussion Forum</a> or on <a href="">Twitter</a> using the hashtag <strong><code>#quarkusinsights</code></strong>.<br>Versions <a href="">3.2.5</a> and <a href="">3.2.6</a> of Micronaut have been released this past week featuring: a dependency upgrade to Kotlin 1.6.0 and upgrades to Micronaut Test 3.0.5, Micronaut Security 3.2.2 and Log4j 2.1.17.<br><a href="">Piranha</a> 22.1.0 has been <a href="">released</a>. Dubbed the &quot;<em>We are down to the home stretch</em>&quot; edition, this release features: fixes to various Servlet TCK issues; add initial support for <strong><code>data-source</code></strong> in the <strong><code>web.xml</code></strong> file; and building and testing on JDK 18 early access builds. Further details may be found in their <a href="">documentation</a> and <a href="">issue tracker</a>.<br>JobRunr<br><a href="">JobRunr</a>, a utility to perform background processing in Java, has <a href="">released</a> version 4.0.6 to include fixes for: a <strong><code>NullPointerException</code></strong> when using the <strong><code>BackgroundJob.enqueue()</code></strong> method; a <strong><code>ParameterResolutionException</code></strong> when <a href="">using an earlier version</a> of the <a href="">H2 Database</a>; and <a href="">improving the granularity</a> to use the number of seconds for timing with Cron.<br>The Eclipse Foundation has <a href="">introduced</a> a new web-based Java heap analyzer, <a href="">Jifa</a>, based on the <a href="">Eclipse Memory Analyser</a> to find memory leaks and reduce memory consumption. Jifa uses Vert.x and Vue 2.0 as the main backend and frontend frameworks, respectively. InfoQ will follow up with a more detailed news story.<br>On the road to Micrometer Metrics 2.0.0, the <a href="">first milestone version</a> was released that ships with new features such as: <a href="">introduce a HttpTagsProvider class</a> to provide a consistent default set of HTTP tags; new <a href="">timer handlers</a> to instrument the code once via the <strong><code>Sample</code></strong> API; and <a href="">add a toString() method</a> to the <strong><code>SimpleMeterRegistry</code></strong> class to display all metrics.<br>Micrometer has <a href="">introduced</a> Micrometer Tracing, a simple facade for popular tracer libraries, with version 1.0.0-M1 and provides a tracing extension to the <strong><code>TimerRecordingHandler</code></strong> class introduced in Micrometer Metrics 2.0.0-M1. 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